Humanitarian-development collaboration and its linkages to peace are critical to effective humanitarian action. A key part of this collaboration is the combined effort of humanitarian, development and peace actors towards “collective outcomes,” jointly envisioned results that reduce need, risk and vulnerability over multiple years. Collective outcomes that are based on a shared analysis and provide a common vision can build a bridge between short-term assistance, medium-term outcomes and long-term development programming and financing.

In June 2020, the IASC Principals endorsed the UN-IASC Light Guidance on Collective Outcomes, a concise and practical guidance aimed to guide colleagues tasked with implementing the humanitarian-development-peace collaboration at the country level. The guidance was developed by the IASC Results Group 4 on Humanitarian-Development Collaboration and in consultation with the UN Joint Steering Committee to Advance Humanitarian and Development Collaboration (JSC). The guidance, which is a joint product of the IASC and the JSC, aims to ensure a common understanding of analysis, funding and financial strategies and effective coordination initiatives. It highlights key steps and questions that should be answered during the process of creating and delivering context-specific collective outcomes.

In this webinar we looked at how humanitarian leadership in the field and at global level can apply this guidance and better use collective outcomes to foster closer humanitarian-development-peace collaboration at country level and strengthen humanitarian response.

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